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How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

The Saudis may be stretching out the hand of peace to their old foes

FROM the forecourt of the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina during the annual <i>haj</i> pilgrimage, which ended on September 4th, came the still, small …

Middle East

Israeli official: If Iran expands in Syria, we'll bomb Assad's palace

Israel warned Russia of dire consequences if Iran is allowed to continue on its current path in Syria.<p>><br>• ><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets …

Middle East

Made in Syria: Putin Hotspots Spur Shoe Sales for Russian Chain

In a Russian twist to the kind of consumer nationalism that Donald Trump is championing, a hard-charging retailer in Moscow has figured out how to …

Russia

Revealed: The 21 'worst' airlines in the world

How does one decide which airlines are the world's worst?<p>Poor safety or regulatory standards will be the most important factor for many people, and there are currently more than 100 airlines - most of which you probably haven't heard of - banned from EU airspace, or facing operational restrictions, …

The Taliban and China's quest for Afghan copper

Instead of attacking development projects, the Taliban now claim that they want to support and even protect foreign investments in Afghanistan. A …

Afghanistan

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these clever GPRS, GPS, XBee and LTE shields allow tinkerers to add wireless connectivity to their projects.<p>The …

Raspberry Pi

Assad Henchman: Here’s How We Built ISIS

The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State goes back a decade.<p><i>In his first interview after winning the</i> …

Taliban call on Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.<p>U.S. Marines prepare to depart upon the end of operations for Marines and British combat troops in Helmand October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files<p>“Our …

Afghanistan

Russian warships chase away Nato submarine in Mediterranean

Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea drove away a Dutch submarine that had been shadowing the squadron, the military said.<p>Two Russian …

Military

UK military intelligence issues warning over Russian supertank threat

British military intelligence has issued a warning over a ground-breaking tank being developed by Russia, according to a leaked document seen by The Telegraph.<p>The Ministry of Defence internal briefing paper raises doubts over the UK’s ability to combat the threat posed by the Kremlin’s new Armata …

Donald Trump speaks Hindi in unusual new campaign ad aimed at Indian-American voters

Set partially to Indian music, one choppily edited, 30-second ad viewed by Business Insider begins with text on the screen wishing viewers "Happy Diwali" on the eve of the Hindu holiday. The ad then cuts to the Republican presidential nominee's speech to a charity concert in New Jersey earlier this …

Government

Saudi Arabia Should Pay A Tax To America For Every Barrel Of Oil It Sells To China

Saudi Arabia should pay America a fee for the service of securing the flow of its oil through the Persian Gulf to China, and affording it the ability to compete effectively against China’s other major supplier, Russia.<p>Long before the fracking revolution, relations between Saudi Arabia and America …

Oil

Iraq should be exempted from OPEC oil output freeze - minister | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq should be exempt from OPEC crude output restrictions as it needs the income to fight the war on Islamic State, Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Sunday.<p>Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi speaks during a news conference during his visit to the oil field of Zubair, …

Oil

U.S. General Concerned About State of Afghan Security Forces

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. general in charge of the war in Afghanistan is very concerned about casualty rates among Afghan Security Forces, and he says some of the fault lies directly with the Afghan leadership.<p>"We are very concerned about the casualty rate," Army General John Nicholson said …

Afghanistan

Door to Lebanese presidency 'wide open', will vote for Aoun: Hezbollah | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday the door to electing a president was “wide open” and his members of parliament would vote for ally Michel Aoun at a parliamentary session at the end of October.<p>Christian politician and FPM founder …

South Asia

Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately targeting impoverished Yemen’s farms and agricultural industry’

The Yemen war uniquely combines tragedy, hypocrisy and farce. First come the casualties: around 10,000, almost 4,000 of them civilians. Then come …

Middle East

Aleppo rebels issue warning to civilians

The last-ditch effort to take the city once and for all has restarted in earnest. A three-day ceasefire failed to provide aid or allow civilians to …

Middle East

Battle for Mosul: Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Turkey is a NATO partner that stands with U.S. troops on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but it's an ally that's increasingly turning its guns on fighters the U.S. sees as vital to crushing ISIS.<p>On Wednesday, Turkey launched one of its biggest airstrikes in decades — bombing 18 positions in …

Middle East

The only way to solve the brutal war in Yemen is to dissolve the country entirely

Average Americans probably couldn't find this remote southwestern corner of Arabia on a map. But it's time for them to learn. Yemen's civil war concerns Americans because their close but often awkward ally, Saudi Arabia, has persuaded them to take part in it — and, alongside that brutal war, …

Middle East

Yemen, not Saudi Arabia nor Iran, lies at the heart of the solution

A ceasefire deal between warring parties in Yemen is set to go into effect Wednesday shortly before midnight. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines whether this time, there are any peace hopes.<p>Yemen’s Houthi-run administration has welcomed a 72-hour, UN-brokered ceasefire scheduled to start at 23:59 …

Middle East

Venezuela accuses Israel of war crimes against Palestinians at UNSC

The meeting, held under a process known as the Arria Formula, focused on the question of whether West Bank settlements are a stumbling block to peace.<p>…

Israel

Meet the Israeli lawmaker who wants to see a Jewish temple at Jerusalem’s holy Islamic site

JERUSALEM — Yehuda Glick’s flaming red hair isn’t the only thing that makes him stand out. The Brooklyn-born rabbi, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, is also one of Israel’s newest members of parliament.<p>But he is best known as an activist who is demanding that Jews be …

Israel

‘Iran ready to treat injured Yemenis’

<b>Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has denounced the latest Saudi airstrike against Yemeni civilians, expressing Tehran’s readiness to take</b> …

Middle East

Yemen conflict: 'Saudi-led coalition plane' hit funeral

<b>Saudi Arabia has privately accepted one of its coalition planes bombed a funeral hall in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Saturday, the BBC has learned.</b><p>At least 140 people were killed, most of them civilians, in one of the single worst death tolls in the two-year war.<p>More than 500 others were …

Middle East

Yemen's Houthis Answer Air Strike With Missile Into Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may also have fired on a U.S. warship, two days after an apparent …

Yemen's peaceful mountaintop oasis

Since 2014, Yemen has found itself engulfed in civil war. The ongoing fight between the country's Houthi rebels and the government has killed at …